Mary Leigh Lilly


Mary Leigh Lilly, born Oct. 20, 1933, the second daughter and child of Clarence and Viola Williams of Pipestem, WV. She was a 1951 graduate of Hinton High School in Hinton, WV.

On November 28, 1953, she married her high school sweetheart, Arnold Ray Lilly, also of Pipestem, WV. Mary Leigh and Arnold Ray would later move to Baltimore, MD where they would have three sons (all surviving Mary). David W. Lilly of Lewisburg, TN, Mitchell K. Lilly (Debbie) of College Grove, TN, and Kenneth R. Lilly (Leah) of Lewisburg, TN.

After several moves, in 1976, Arnold and Mary found themselves in Lewisburg, TN where they would live out their remaining years. Mary was the grandmother of ten; seven natural and three step. Heather Lilly Conditt of Shelbyville, TN, Jeremy Lilly of Bethlehem, GA, Keith Lilly of Powder Springs,GA, Matt Lilly of Murfreesboro, TN, Amanda Lilly Honea of Social Circle, GA, Jake Lilly of Spring Hill, TN, Austin Lilly of Spring Hill, TN; three step-grandchildren, T.C. Hedge and Thomas Hedge of Tullahoma, TN and Mary Cate Costa of Canton, MS. Mary was also blessed with twelve great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Eddie Dean Williams and sister, Greta Williams Johnston, as well as her parents. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Arnold R. Lilly.

Mary was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg. Mary passed from this earth on June 29, 2021. She will be missed by all.

Her services were held in Princeton, WV. The visitation was held Sunday, July 4, 2021, from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory located at 654 Athens Rd, Princeton, WV. Burial took place in Neely Cemetery in Pipestem, WV.


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